Reliable, Trustworthy Reporting, Capturing The Heartbeat Of Our Community

Articles from the June 19, 2024 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 25

  • Rodeo Ready

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    The countdown is on for the best weekend in June as rough and tumble action will take center stage at the 57th annual Clearwater's Big Rodeo. Competition begins Friday, June 28 and continues through Sunday, June 30, at the Gene Snodgrass arena, located along U.S. Highway 275. Clearwater Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual event. Rodeo visitors will see a few new additions on the grounds. Clearwater Chamber president Curt Thiele said the rodeo committee and chamber members continue to make...

  • Mutton busting signup set for Monday

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    Call-ins for mutton busting for the 56th annual Clearwater Rodeo will be Monday, June 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. To enter, call Elly Herley at 402-640-9738. Text messages will not be accepted. Participants must be 3 to 7 years of age. Each night, 15 spots will be reserved for call-ins. The remaining 10 spots will go to walk-in participants who register the night of the rodeo. Organizers suggest individuals wanting to register the evening of the rodeo should arrive early. Mutton busting will begin at...

  • Drowning victim identified

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    The name of a Brunswick area man who drowned Monday at Grove Lake, north of Royal, has been released. Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore said Jody Hansen, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, June 17, at approximately 12:38 p.m., the Antelope County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a body floating in the lake. Two fishermen made the discovery near the south dock. It is unclear how long the body had been in the water. The Antelope County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska Game...

  • Rodeo: Saturday Night Sounds

    Faith King, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    Nebraska native Luke Mills has been involved in the music industry for a quarter of a century. Since 1999, Mills has performed across the United States, with multiple songs becoming hits. He has toured with some of the biggest names in the industry but always stays true to his unique performing style. Mills was born and raised in Holdrege, a city with fewer than 10,000 people. While most artists hail from larger areas, such as Nashville or New York, Mills spent his life in the small Nebraska...

  • -Isms: Views on life in rural America

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    Another Father’s Day is nearing an end. How have we spent it? With the exception of a two-hour lunch date, the “Yellowstone” Father’s Day marathon has been playing. And, just like the “Yellowstone” Mother’s Day marathon and the Memorial Day marathon and any other excuse needed to air 72 hours of the popular TV show, John Dutton’s family’s woes have provided background noise. Thank goodness it has a solid soundtrack to sing along with while I work on the paper and fiddle with household chores....

  • Why we stand for the flag

    Rep. Adrian Smith|Jun 19, 2024

    On my recent trip to the beaches of Normandy, I witnessed a striking testimony of patriotism when American veterans of the D-Day invasion made the extraordinary effort to stand resolutely for the presentation of the American flag at a ceremony. Each of these men were around 100 years of age, and for many, standing came with extreme difficulty. Time had taken much of the strength from their legs and backs, but it had not taken the love of their country from their hearts. While our nation’s flag c...

  • Many have tried, few have succeeded in eliminating tax exemptions

    Paul Hammel, Nebraska Press Association Correspondent|Jun 19, 2024

    Many have tried, and few have succeeded in expanding the state’s sales tax base by taxing things now exempt from taxation. But that is where Gov. Jim Pillen is venturing in his pursuit of property tax relief. His initial plan, which failed to win approval in the state Legislature this spring, would have imposed new taxes on a host of items that could be labeled “low-hanging fruit.” I mean who’s going to get upset if we start imposing taxes on edibles infused with hemp, those slot machine...

  • Out My Kitchen Window

    Bev Wieler|Jun 19, 2024

    As perennial flowers bloom out during their season and others wait their turn, there are blooming annuals for a quick glimpse of color. Even then, there are times when looking out my kitchen window that the greens in the garden take front stage. I’ve just trimmed the spent iris and peony pods. Looking out my window the hostas are well leafed out. I’m a hosta fan and I’m fortunate I have shade for them. There is a variety of them in the flower garden and they put on quite a show. I don’t know th...

  • Naper man bound over on first-degree sexual assault charge

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jun 19, 2024

    The Honorable Kale Burdick, presiding from the bench in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill last week, bound two defendants over to the Holt County District Court. Virgen S. Arellano, 20, of Naper waived his right to preliminary hearing and was bound over June 10 on Count I, first-degree sexual assault, a Class 2 felony alleged Jan. 1, 2019. Jurisdiction of Count II, third-degree sexual assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor, was waived to the district court as well. Arellano is represented by Holt County public defender Rod Smith. He filed a w...

  • School board approves resignations, meal prices

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    Summerland board of education members approved two resignations during the June 10 meeting. Alyssa Beed, a paraprofessional, resigned since she is moving out of the area. Superintendent Kyle Finke said, "At this time, we'll kind of wait to see where we're going. I don't know if we necessarily need to replace her." Finke said that decision could be made closer to the beginning of the school year. Kathy Strope informed Finke she was not interested in returning to work in the kitchen, but she...

  • Wayne State announces academic honors

    Jun 19, 2024

    Wayne State College included 1,154 students on the dean's list for exemplary academic achievement during the spring 2024 semester. Students listed on the dean's list are full-time undergraduate students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester. An asterisk denotes a 4.0 GPA for the term. Area students named to the list include Sharon Bartak*, Emma Funk, Elly Herley, Faith King* and Summer Schroeder, Clearwater; Danielle Schrunk, Natalie Stallbaum*...

  • Miss Clearwater Rodeo earns new title

    Jun 19, 2024

    Felycia Kerkman of Atkinson, Miss Clearwater Rodeo 2023, was crowned Nebraska High School Rodeo Association Queen, June 15, at the 2024 championships in Burwell. First runner-up was Claudia Rhodes from Big Springs. Kerkman won six of nine competition categories, including appearance, speech, horsemanship, modeling, personality and congeniality. Other categories in the contest include interview, test and impromptu question. Kerkman will advance to the queen competition at the National High...

  • Valentine stifles Titans

    Jun 19, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE A very short-handed Tri-County junior and senior squad made the trip to Valentine Thursday, June 13, for a double-header. Both Titan squads came home with a loss. The junior Titans got on the board first with a run in the first inning by Landon Nelson, off an Isaac Pavlik RBI. Levi Hoferer started the game on the mound, holding the potent Valentine bats scoreless for the first two innings, but then the floodgates opened as Valentine would go on to score 16 unanswered runs to wi...

  • Titans tumble in tilts against Plainview

    Jun 19, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan seniors lost their second straight game June 11 in Orchard. This loss came at the hands of Plainview, 7-14. Ryan Rifer was the starting pitcher, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out 11 batters before exiting the mound due to maximum pitch count. The Titan seniors turned to the bullpen for the remaining 2 1/3 innings. Coach Jeff Shabram said the relief pitchers had a tough time finding the strike zone along with some uncharacteristic errors in the field led to Tri-County’s demis...

  • Tri-County teams compete in Creighton tournament

    Jun 19, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE Creighton was definitely the place to be this past weekend for American Legion baseball action as nine teams were in action for the Berry Pepper Tournament, June 14 to 16. Five seniors teams competing were Tri-County, Creighton, Albion, PWG and Wagner, South Dakota. Four junior teams competing were Tri-County, Creighton, Albion and PWG. The Titans made the short trip over to Creighton for action all three days in either junior or senior games. In the first game on Friday, the junior Titans played Albion and lost the game,...

  • Prescriptions for parks

    Jill Kruse DO|Jun 19, 2024

    Doctors write prescriptions for medications all the time. However, have you ever heard of a doctor prescribing a walk in the park? While this prescription will not fit in a bottle, it can pack some powerful health benefits. It may sound strange, but doctors actually can prescribe time outdoors to their patients with the help of a national program, ParkRx.org. This free online program can help a patient track their outdoor activity and discuss more outdoor exercise options with their doctor. In...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

    Jun 19, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska June 11, 2024 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Cancelled action on radio replacement. Approved minutes of the 6-4-2024 BOC meeting. Called for public comment. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: A RIFKIN CO ex 89.88; AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS ex 110.98; AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ex 21,513.58; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 34.00; ANTELOPE CO SHERIFF ex 18.70; APPEARA ex 35.31; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 5,060.85; BLACK...

  • NOTICE TO All Antelope County Landowners

    Jun 19, 2024

    NOTICE TO All Antelope County Landowners Referencing Nebraska State Statutes 39-301, 39-302, 39-1811, 39-1812, and 39-1813 You are informed that the Antelope County Board of Commissioners adopted the following resolution at their April 13th, 2021, board meeting: WHEREAS, in 2008 the Antelope County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution regarding obstructions in Antelope County Road rights of way, it is the Antelope County Board of Commissioners intention to update said resolution; and WHEREAS the Antelope County Board of Commissioners has...

  • APPROVED BILLS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER

    Jun 19, 2024

    APPROVED BILLS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER General Checking Sanne Service, LLC, sup, 160.32; Bomgaars, sup, 99.63; CORE Development, dues, 320.00; Miller & Associates, srv, 487.50; Professional Tax Services, srv, 60.00; Carhart Lumber, sup, 3,313.25; Intuit QuickBooks, sub, 694.43; Fry Brothers Fertilizer & Chemical, sup, 241.48; Eakes Office Solutions, sup, 128.16; Farmers Pride, sup, 50.00; ERPPD, util, 1,307.36; Precision IT, srv, 702.00; Neligh Auto & Machine, sup, 116.13; NNTC, util, 162.98; Clearwater Market, sup, 6.39; Western Oil II, LLC,...

  • NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sidewalk Repairs - Antelope County Courthouse

    Jun 19, 2024

    NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sidewalk Repairs - Antelope County Courthouse The Antelope County Board of Commissioners will accept sealed bids for sidewalk replacement of multiple sections around the Antelope County Courthouse, which is located at 501 M Street, Neligh. Bids will be accepted until 9:30 a.m., on July 2, 2024, and shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with the wording “Bid for Sidewalk Repairs” in the lower left-hand corner. Bids may be addressed to the Antelope County Clerk, 501 Main Street, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756-0026 or dropped off...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ROAD CLOSURE

    Jun 19, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ROAD CLOSURE ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA WHEREAS, the Antelope County Board of Commissioners received a petition to consider the vacation or abandonment of 842nd Road between 531st and 532nd Avenue. The road is located between Sections 22 and 27, Township 24 North, Range 5 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Antelope County Nebraska. WHEREAS, a written report of the use of the road has been completed by the highway superintendent and is filed with the county clerk NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of...

  • ORDINANCE 2024-4 VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER

    Jun 19, 2024

    ORDINANCE 2024-4 VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER, NEBRASKA, RELATING TO LIQUOR REGULATIONS INCLUDING HOURS OF SALE; TO REPEAL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; TO PROVIDE WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THIS ORDINANCE IN PAMPHLET FORM. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CHAIRPERSON AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER, NEBRASKA: SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any licensed person or persons or their agents to sell at retail...

  • PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Jun 19, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES June 10, 2024 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met for a regular meeting Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. Meeting opened at 7 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in Summerland Advocate-Messenger, was posted at US Post Office in Clearwater, Clearwater Market and Cornerstone Bank-Clearwater and was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kelly Kerkman, Marsha...

  • Fines handed down for alcohol-related convictions

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jun 19, 2024

    Three defendants recently faced the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill for driving under the influence of alcohol. Avery A. Dilsaver, 43, of O’Neill faced Burdick June 11 for sentencing on a DUI charge, a Class W misdemeanor committed in the city in December 2023. Burdick placed Dilsaver on probation for nine months, fined him $500 and ordered him to serve two days in the Holt County Jail, with credit given for one day previously served. The jail sentence was suspended until June 21. His driver’s license was revok...

  • Louis Thiele

    Jun 19, 2024

    Funeral services for Louis Thiele, 91, of Clearwater, will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 28, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, with a wake service at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. Burial will be in St. Theresa’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Clearwater American Legion Post #267. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, Louis passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Arbor Care in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to the f...

Rendered 07/14/2024 19:59